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Clickers for Students

TurningPoint is a classroom response system used at Temple University to encourage classroom and audience participation.

Overview

To encourage active classroom participation, Temple instructors may use a classroom response system such as TurningPoint. By using a response pad (also referred to as a "clicker") or mobile app, students can answer questions, respond to surveys, take opinion polls, and much more.

Response systems can be used in either anonymous, individual, or team modes:

  • In the anonymous mode, instructors cannot identify individual student responses. This mode is most commonly used for surveys and opinion polls.
  • In the individual mode, instructors can create participant lists to identify individual responses. This mode is frequently used to take attendance.
  • In the team mode, students participate in groups. Instructors can identify which students are in which groups but cannot identify individual responses.

Purchase a clicker or mobile app license

Step 1: Check with your instructor

Ask your instructor if a TurningPoint clicker is preferred for use in your class or the ResponseWare mobile app that will enable you to use your Android or Apple Device in place of a clicker. 

  • TurningPoint Clicker: Clickers are sold as a bundle, giving you four years of ResponseWare for free when purchased.
  • Mobile Device: The ResponseWare mobile App is used to enable your Android or Apple device to  be used as a “clicker”.
Step 2: Create a Turning account
  1. Go to account.turningtechnologies.com.
  2. Enter your @temple.edu email address (for example, tua11111@temple.edu) and click Create an Account. A verification message is automatically sent to your email account.
  3. Log in to your TUmail account and click the link in the verification email to complete the process for creating the Turning account. 
Step 3: Purchase a clicker or mobile app license

TurningPoint Clicker

As a student, you can purchase a TurningPoint clicker at the campus bookstore or at a significant discount directly from the Turning Technologies online store. To access the store, log in to your Turning Acccount and select Student Store on the left. Unless an instructor specifies otherwise, the recommended model is the QT Clicker (see Rates page for current price). 

Responseware Mobile App
As an alternative, you can use the ResponseWare app for your smartphone or tablet. Although the app itself is free for downloading through the Apple App or Google Play Store, you will need to create a Turning Account and purchase a one, two or four year license through the Turning Technologies online store. To access the store, log in to your Turning Acccount and select Student Store on the left. 

Step 4: Register your clicker or mobile app

You must register your TurningPoint Device ID before you can use your clicker or mobile device in class. 

For Clicker Users:

  1. Log in to your Turning Technologies Account.
  2. Click Device.
  3. Click Add a Device.
  4. Flip over your Clicker to locate your “Device ID” listed on the back. This Device ID should be six characters long with a combination of letters and numbers. This ID is unique to your clicker and will be what instructors see when you participate in class.
  5. Enter the Device ID and click Register to add this clicker to your Turning Technologies Account.
  6. Click the  icon on the upper-right portion of the screen and click Sign Out.
  7. Log into Blackboard and go to your class that is using TurningPoint.
  8. Your professor should have provided a link somewhere in your course that will sync up your Turning Technologies account to the Blackboard course. Click this link and log in to your Turning Technologies Account one last time to complete the process.

For Mobile App Users:

  1. Log in to your Turning Technologies Account.
  2. Click Manage Licenses.
  3. Enter your ResponseWare license code and click Redeem. This code is unique to your account and will be what instructors see when you participate in class.
  4. Click the  icon on the upper-right portion of the screen and click Sign Out.
  5. Log into Blackboard and go to your class that is using Turning Point.
  6. Your professor should have provided a link somewhere in your course that will sync up your Turning Technologies account to the Blackboard course. Click this link and log in to your Turning Technologies Account one last time to complete the process.

Replace a clicker or mobile device

  • If you lose your clicker and purchase a replacement, you must log into your Turning Technologies account and register the new clicker.
  • If you sell your clicker, you must log into your Turning Technologies account and remove the device before the new owner can register it.
  • If you replaced your phone/tablet, you will need to download the app again and sign-in using your account credentials.

Support

For further assistance, contact the Help Desk through the Request Help tab on the Computer Services home page or call 215-204-8000.